ISBN-10:
0500203652
ISBN-13:
9780500203651
Pub. Date:
01/19/2004
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms,Second Edition / Edition 2

Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Art Terms,Second Edition / Edition 2

by Edward Lucie-Smith
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Overview

"A richly illustrated paperback that provides useful information on a wide range of art and design history, theory and practice … Scholarly yet accessible, and should prove invaluable to teachers and students alike."—The Times Educational Supplement


What exactly is neoexpressionism? the difference between applique and appliqué? the part of a city known as the acropolis? or the painting technique called gouache? In this authoritative and concise dictionary, more than 2,000 entries embrace the vast vocabulary of painting and sculpture, architecture and photography, and the decorative, applied, and graphic arts. The hundreds of illustrations and diagrams play a vital role as information: art movements become immediately recognizable by a representative painting, and the defining features of each order of architecture are identifiable at a glance.


This revised edition features a substantial number of new entries, including today's influential artist groups and tendencies from Chicano art to gene art, and new terms connected with the use of computer technology in the art world, from digital image to pixel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780500203651
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 01/19/2004
Series: World of Art Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 785,560
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Edward Lucie-Smith is well-known as a poet, novelist, biographer, broadcaster, and critic,
and he is the author of numerous books, among them The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of
Art Terms, Furniture: A Concise History, Movements in Art Since 1945, Symbolist Art, and
Sexuality in Western Art (all in the World of Art series).

Table of Contents

Preface: How to Use This Book6
Abbreviations7
Dictionary8
Table of Dynasties237
Acknowledgments239

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